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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
03/10/2015 - France - Japan

French PM Valls discusses nuclear, China, culture on Japan visit

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Saturday during a three-day visit to the country

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
Korean Year in France kicks off
23/09/2015 - Culture in France

Korean Year in France kicks off

East Asia is entertaining France in a big way.
Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Château de Versailles
06/09/2015 - FRANCE

Graffiti daubed on Kapoor's 'Queen's Vagina' sculpture at Versailles

British artist Anish Kapoor's giant scultpure, nicknamed the "Queen's Vagina", at Versailles château has been vandalised for the second time.
One of Omar Havana's photos after the Nepal earhtquake
06/09/2015 - France - Nepal

Nepal smiles in face of earthquake in Omar Havana’s photos

The Spanish-born photographer was already living in Nepal when the earthquake struck, killing 9,000 people and injuring over 20,000, in April this year.
Police cars in front of Louvre museum.
04/09/2015 - France

Pickpocket gang faces trial over robberies at Paris tourist sites

Seventeen people went on trial Friday, accused of robbing foreign tourists at Paris's main attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Château de ...
Soldiers sheltering behind sandbags while waiting for their commander. Bambari, Central African Republic, French outpost, August 16, 2014. Edouard Elias, winner of the Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award 2015.
04/09/2015 - France

Photojournalism prize-winner Elias portraits foreign legion in Central African Republic

For 26 years Visa Pour L’Image (A Visa for Images) - in Perpignan, south-west France has been giving a platform to photo-reporters from all over the world and to their work.
The Strandbeests
26/08/2015 - Culture in France

The Strandbeests

Science fiction abounds with stories of the mad scientist in his laboratory, surrounded by beakers and decanters and odd electrical objects, trying to create a new life form.
Prehistoric cave comes to Paris
19/08/2015 - Culture in France

Prehistoric cave comes to Paris

At the exhibition Lascaux in Paris at Paris Expo/Porte de Versailles, you can walk through a reproduction of one of the rooms of the famous palaeolithic cave and take in the 20,000-year-old ...
Picasso's cubist "La Coiffeuse", worth about $15 million, was stolen in 2001

Lost Picasso returned to France 17 years after it was stolen

The painting “La Coiffeuse” (The Hairdresser), worth around 13.5 million euros, has turned up in Newark, in the United States, wrapped in a parcel.